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Women could own property, and could keep their wages only if theyworked in a shopWomen could get divorced.Common women weaved textiles and used the wages from trade tofeed their families.Political- State Building,Expansion, & Conflict Political Structures Forms of Governance Nations and Nationalism Revolts & Revolutions Regions, Transregional Structures& Organizations One of the first empires was the Achaemenid Empire. The Medesand the Persians had a considerable military power.In 558-530 BCE Cyrus ruled the Achaemenid Empire. He started arebellion against his Median overlord. Brought all of Iran under hiscontrol. He then conquered Anatolia and Babylonian. He was thenrecognized as ruler of an empire instead of a regional king.Cyrus fell in 530 BCE while protecting his land.The empire continued to expand after Cyrus’s death. His sonruled after him, but then came the best Achaemenid emperor,Darius.Darius conquered until the Indus River, Thrace, Macedonia, anduntil the Black Sea.The empire depended on the balance between central initiativeand local administration.